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Mandatory Rules for Residents with Pets

In accordance with 24 CFR 960.707, FAHA hereby sets forth the following rules for pet ownership in its conventional housing units:


  1. The Resident must request and receive written formal approval from the FAHA prior to bringing the common household pet, (hereinafter referred to as "pet") on the premises. The pet request FAHA be made on the standard form "Pet Occupancy Request/Registration Form." All pets must be registered, even if a pet deposit is not required.

  2. Registration of the pet FAHA include a photograph being taken by the FAHA and retained on file. The photograph will be utilized to confirm identity of the pet in case of emergency and to ensure that the same pet registered is the pet occupying the resident's dwelling unit.

  3. Residents registering pets that are not fully-grown at the execution of the initial Pet Addendum will be required to report back to the development office at the first year anniversary of the agreement in order that the pet may be re-photographed for identification purposes.

  4. At the time of registration, Resident must provide information sufficient to identify the pet and to demonstrate that it is a common household pet.

  5. The name, address, and phone number of one or more responsible parties who will care for the pet if the pet owner dies, is incapacitated, or is otherwise unable to care for the pet must be provided at the time of registration.

  6. A Pet Policy Addendum must be completed and signed prior to the pet being allowed in the unit.

  7. A Pet Security Deposit of $250.00 must be paid at the time of the pet move-in, unless it is an assistive animal. The Pet Security Deposit may not be used or any part thereof for any damages to the unit unless directly related to said pet.

  8. There is a limit of one pet per household.


  1. If the pet is a dog, it FAHA not weigh more than 20 pounds (fully grown) and stand no more than 20 inches in height from the front shoulder of the animal.

  2. Must adhere to the breed restrictions in this policy

  3. Must be spayed or neutered, must be housebroken, must have all inoculations and must be licensed as specified now or in the future by State law or local ordinance.

  4. Doghouses located outside any dwelling unit are prohibited.


  1. The weight of a cat cannot exceed to fifteen (15) pounds (fully-grown).

  2. The resident must provide waterproof and leak proof litter boxes for cat waste, which must be kept inside the dwelling unit. Litter boxes must be changed twice per week at a minimum. Cardboard boxes are not acceptable and will not be approved. The resident FAHA not permit refuse from litter boxes to accumulate, become odorous, to become unsightly, or unsanitary.

  3. Must be spayed or neutered, must be housebroken, must have all inoculations and must be licensed as specified now or in the future by State law or local ordinance.

Dog/Cat—Spaying and Neutering

If the pet is a dog or cat, it must be spayed/neutered by six months of age. Evidence of spaying/neutering can be proved by a statement/bill from a licensed veterinarian and/or staff of the Humane Society or by means of the veterinarian certification provided for on the Pet Registration Form.


  1. Maximum number: I

  2. Must be enclosed in a cage at all times.


If the pet is fish, the aquarium must be twenty gallons or less, and the container must be placed in a safe location in the unit. The resident is limited to one container for fish; however, there is no limit on the number of fish that can be maintained in the container as long as the container is maintained in a safe and non-hazardous manner.

Residents FAHA be responsible for any damage caused by leakage or spillage from the aquarium or fishbowl. The aquariums must be on a provable stand that is stable and cannot be easily pushed over.


  1. Maximum number 1

  2. Must be enclosed in an acceptable aquarium/cage/bowl at all times.

The pet(s) must have received rabies and distemper inoculations or boosters, as applicable. The resident FAHA provide the FAHA with evidence of inoculations certified by a licensed veterinarian or a State or local authority empowered to inoculate animals (or designated agent of such an authority) stating that the pet has received all inoculations required by applicable State and local law. Said certification may be provided on the veterinarian's statement/bill or on the Pet Registration form.


  1. Licensing of all dogs FAHA be required in accordance with applicable State and local law on an annual basis. The dog must always wear a license with owner's name, address and telephone number.

  2. In the event that applicable State or local law changes with reference to licensing of any and all pets, FAHA will require its residents to comply upon appropriate notice.

Sanitary Conditions
The pet rules FAHA prescribe sanitary standards to govern the disposal of pet waste. These rules are as follows:

  1. Resident FAHA be responsible for immediately disposing of all animal waste excreted inside the development building or on the development grounds.

  2. Pet waste may be disposed in designated areas for the development (pet waste stations or dumpsters).

  3. Waste must be placed in a plastic bag, tightly secured and deposited in a dumpster.

  4. Poorly disposed waste will not be tolerated and will be subject to a $25.00 charge per incident.

  5. Each time a pet owner fails to remove pet waste in accordance with this rule, a $25.00 charge will be levied to the resident's account.

  6. Conditions outlined in Cats #2, above, pertaining to cat waste FAHA also prevail.

General Provisions

  1. All pets must be housed within the unit and no facilities can be constructed outside of the unit for any pet.

  2. Costs incurred by FAHA for extermination of fleas, ticks, and other animal related pests, will be deducted from the pet security deposit after either the pet is removed or the resident vacates. Residents are encouraged to use flea bombs to get rid of fleas and other animal-related pests on an "as needed" basis.

  3. Pet(s) FAHA not disturb, interfere or diminish the peaceful enjoyment of other residents. The terms, "disturb, interfere or diminish" FAHA include but is not limited to: barking, meowing, crying, howling, chirping, biting, scratching and other like activities. This includes any pets that make noise continuously and/or incessantly for a period of 10 minutes or intermittently for one-half hour or more and therefore disturbs any person at any time of the day or night. The FAHA will terminate this authorization if a pet disturbs other residents under this section of the lease addendum. The resident will be given one week to make other arrangements for the care of the pet, or the dwelling lease will be terminated.

  4. Each pet must be maintained responsibly and in accordance with this pet ownership lease addendum and in accordance with all applicable ordinances, state and local public health, animal control, and animal anti-cruelty laws and regulations governing pet ownership.

  5. The weight of all four-legged animals, other than dogs, cannot exceed 10 pounds with height not to exceed 15 inches from the front shoulder of the animal.

  6. Pets may not be bred or used for any commercial purposes on FAHA property.